Occidental Petroleum Negotiating with Another Entity CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Occidental Petroleum has announced that it is negotiating with a bidder for the millions of acres of land grant properties offered for sale earlier this year in southern Wyoming. That bidder is not the State of Wyoming, but as these are only negotiations the situation could change. Governor Mark Gordon stressed that the state participated in the bid process to pursue a once-in- a-generation opportunity to purchase land for the
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon will hold a media briefing at 3 pm, Wednesday, August 12 in the Governor's Ceremonial Conference room in the State Capitol Building. The Governor will be joined by State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist and Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic, school reopenings and other topics. The briefing will be streamed live on Wyoming PBS television, the Wyoming PBS' Facebook page and Wyoming PBS YouTube channel.
If there's one thing we've all been yearning for through these "unprecedented times", it's having a plan. We're here to reassure you that here at CDC and CDC+ we have one! We're continuing the following efforts we put in place into the school year, so that with all of the things that you have to worry about right now, your child's health and wellbeing at school won't be one of them. Each day parents will complete a health questionnaire for their childThe child's temperature will be taken at drop-off each
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon will fund a grant program that provides financial assistance to students who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants will cover expenses other than tuition and fees, including housing and meals for students attending the University of Wyoming, the state’s community colleges, private and technical colleges. The Governor has allocated an initial $50 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to the CARES Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has made it easy to see how the state is utilizing federal dollars awarded to Wyoming through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Governor has added a dedicated page to the Wyoming Sense budget transparency website that illustrates how CARES Act funds are being distributed. As of August 6, the Governor has allocated more than $710 million of the $1.25 billion in federal funds Wyoming was provided by Congress to address the impacts of
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon expressed his support for Grand Teton National Park’s newly-released plan to manage non-native mountain goats within park boundaries by allowing qualified volunteers to harvest the animals. The updated plan came after the Governor called for a halt to the aerial gunning of goats to reduce their numbers. “I am delighted that Grand Teton National Park officials have chosen to take a different, more sensible approach to addressing this important wildlife
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Adults who are unemployed or underemployed due to COVID-19 are now eligible for a grant to pay for education at one of the state’s community colleges or the University of Wyoming. This is possible due to funding Governor Mark Gordon provided to the new program. The Governor has allocated $7.5 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to the Adult Education Grant Program, which will provide scholarships to Wyoming adults between the ages of 25 and 64
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon will hold a media briefing at 3 pm, Wednesday, August 5 in the Governor's Ceremonial Conference room in the State Capitol Building. The Governor will be joined by State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic and CARES Act spending. The briefing will be streamed live on Wyoming PBS television, the Wyoming PBS' Facebook page and Wyoming PBS YouTube channel.
CASPER, WY – July 23, 2020 – With the continuance of the COVID-19 pandemic, Black Hills Energy understood many of their customers could be facing financial hardships. As a result, the company showed their support by temporarily suspending nonpayment disconnections and late-payment charges effective March 16, 2020. Now, as communities work to find a new normal, Black Hills Energy will be resuming their standard collection processes in Wyoming, as of August 10, 2020. The company is working hard to ensure
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has announced the appointment of Dan Shannon as the Acting Director of the Wyoming Department of Corrections. Shannon replaces Bob Lampert, who announced his retirement this week after serving as Director since 2003. “I want to thank Director Lampert for his excellent stewardship of the Department. He has left a legacy that will be long-remembered,” Governor Gordon said. “I also would like to thank Dan Shannon for stepping in to serve in this vital role. His years
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has announced the appointment of Fred Rife as the interim director of the Wyoming Department of Audit. Rife has worked in the Department of Audit since 2005, most recently serving as Administrator of the Administration Division. In that role he provided management and support to internal agency functions, including information technology, human resources and fiscal control. While with the Department, he also served as a bank examiner and as Deputy Banking
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon is pleased that a Federal District Court in Wyoming is moving quickly to allow Wyoming and three other energy producing states to restart legal challenges to an overreaching Obama-era rule. Last week a California federal district court set aside the Bureau of Land Management’s current rule governing venting and flaring of natural gas on public lands and will reimpose the Obama-era rule in 90 days. “In a thorough, but thoroughly incorrect ruling, the judge rejected
Governor signs Executive Order to consolidate Human Resources Personnel for additional savingsCHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has announced deep budget cuts for the current two-year budget cycle totaling more than $250 million, or nearly 10% of the state’s general fund budget. This comes after revenue projections showed an almost $1 billion shortfall for the general fund and another $500 million for school funding. The budget reductions will include state employees losing their jobs, as well as
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming’s current public health orders will be extended through July 31 as the state continues to see increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases, Governor Mark Gordon announced today. Over the past 14 days, Wyoming has averaged 27 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 per day, with 342 new cases confirmed since July 1. From June 15-30, there were 328 lab-confirmed cases reported. On July 13, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations reported by Wyoming hospitals was 17, the most hospitalizations
Hello everybody. We are proud to have become members of Casper, Wyoming’s Chamber of Commerce. We are excited to begin working together and to support the business community. It is our goal to promote Wyoming businesses and believe joining the Chamber is an important part. Our first e-news letter was going to focus on our upcoming estate planning and wealth management seminars. Unfortunately, however, we have heard some unsettling news from the Wyoming Secretary of State that we thought we should bring to